TLC Might Pay More For Honey Boo Boo To Return
TLC has found success with their new series Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, which follows a Southern family of Alana Thompson in Georgia. She originally was on Toddlers and Tieras, but was given her own show thanks to her unique family. The show has become a hit thanks to the lifestyle that they choose to live and for Alana’s charm. TLC has seen major success with the series since the debut episode after a tough PR campaign. Now it appears that the family is starting to expect more from TLC thanks to it’s success. Rumor has it that they are earned around $3,000.com per episode (something that the family laughed off when asked about it) in the first season, which is considerably low for a reality TV show. Now it is reported that they want $10,000 per episode, which TLC will likely have to bargain down in order to bring in a second season of the series back on TV. The show has 1.5 billion views for TLC since the series premiered this past summer.
I have to say that I do watch the show and I find it to be a train wreck. Yes, it is entertaining but the simple fact that they lack manners or even the fact that they don’t care to show their best side makes them repulsive. You would think that they would want to look impressive for their fans and the network, yet they do not. I have no idea as to why they landed their own series-except for the simple shock value that they bring. Either way, I will say that I do hope that they are being paid fairly. They clearly could use that money to better their lives and TLC is likely making a huge profit from them based on the viewership numbers.
Have you seen the show? Do you think they are a train wreck or more normal than most families on TV? I do think they are a mess, but I won’t deny that I do find it enjoyable to watch in a way. I think if they focused more on the pageant part or at least the positive side of their personalities, then they wouldn’t have to show off the side that makes some people dislike their show. It was certainly created to cause a strong reaction and I figure that was the goal. But I do think that they will wind up regretting the series and the damage that caused for their good name. Poor Alana doesn’t really have a chance at a normal life as long as this show exist.
article source-Huffington Post